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January 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Crotch grabs for charity? Seahawks fines should stay local, says state lawmaker

OLYMPIA — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been racking up fines this year for his brevity with the media and on-field gestures. Lynch tallied $20,000 for a crotch-grabbing touchdown celebration in the NFC championship game alone. Typically, fine money goes to football-related charities according to past statements from league representatives. The NFL Player Care Foundation…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: fines, NFL, Rep. Drew MacEwen

January 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Unions, earthlings and Seahawks: things Inslee said Thursday

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee held his weekly news conference with reporters Thursday and answered questions about union contracts, his proposal to curb carbon pollution, and, of course, the Seahawks. Here are some highlights: 1. Inslee said he had a “five corners” breakfast meeting with leaders of all four legislative caucuses Thursday morning and came away optimistic that Republicans and…

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Comments | More in Governor, Politics Northwest, State government | Topics: gov. jay inslee, seahawks, state

January 16, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Guns, taxes and football: things Inslee said Friday

With the first week of the legislative session in the bag, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee held a news conference Friday morning to give his thoughts on guns, taxes, football and other issues. The highlights: 1. The governor said he supports legislation to provide a one-year “cooling off” period before elected officials and top-level government workers can…

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Comments | More in Governor, State Supreme Court | Topics: guns, Jay Inslee, McCleary decision

September 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Wednesday briefing: Pols and Hawks; Sno. Co., center of known universe — who knew?

Good Morning: Presidential and potential vice-presidential thoughts on the Seahawks-Packers game: President Obama called the refs’ decision in that controversial Monday night football game, ultimately “won” by the Seahawks, “terrible.” Do you think Obama figures Washington state is in the bag for him, and he is therefore free to play to Wisconsin fans? Or was it just a…

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Comments | More in homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, Seattle City Council | Topics: city councilmember tim burgess, packers, Paul Ryan